The power display has been a recipe for success; the Dodgers are now 21-1 this season when they collect at least three home runs. They’ll need more of those and more Giants losses to reach their goal of a ninth straight division title.
Turner, Scherzer named Clemente award nominees
Justin Turner was named the Dodgers’ nominee for the 2021 Roberto Clemente award on Tuesday. It’s the fourth time in five years that Turner was chosen as the team’s nominee; he was also one of the 30 finalists in 2017, 2018, and 2020.
Scherzer was selected as the Washington Nationals’ nominee; the Nationals traded Scherzer to Los Angeles at the July 30 deadline. Scherzer, the front-runner for the NL Cy Young Award, is a nominee for the first time.
Kershaw is the last Dodger to win the award in 2012.
“It’s something that’s really special to myself and my wife, Kourtney, something we take a lot of pride in is giving back to the community, helping people who are less fortunate, people in need, helping people get up after getting knocked down and getting back on their feet,” Turner said. “And to be the nominee on this team, with a lot of guys who do a lot of great things in our community, is pretty special and something we don’t take for granted.”
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was reinstated from the paternity list before Tuesday night’s game. The Dodgers optioned right-hander Mitch White to make room on the active roster for Jansen.
Jansen finished last week by pitching on three straight days for the first time this season. He went on leave Sunday, the day his wife, Gianni, gave birth to their third child, a daughter named Key’Gia Keziah. The right-hander tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close the Dodgers’ win Tuesday.
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